The Houston Texans came up short once again in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers, losing by a final score of 35-20. It was another disappointing loss and it has left many wondering what the Texans will do next. Ahead of the NFL trade deadline, the Texans could be sellers, with names like Randall Cobb, Will Fuller, JJ Watt, Kenny Stills, and more being potentially available.
Speaking of Cobb, he had a big-time performance against the Green Bay Packers. He ended up catching eight passes for 95 yards against his former team.
At 30 years old, Cobb is in the final stages of his prime. Wasting it on a team like the Texans who don’t look anything like a playoff contender would be tough. Houston could very well look to trade him to a team in need of wide receiver help.
On the season following Week 7, Cobb has caught 30 passes for 372 yards and two touchdowns. He is still a top-notch slot wide receiver. Cobb could be the missing piece that quite a few teams need to become even bigger contenders.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at four teams who should consider pursuing a trade for Randall Cobb at the trade deadline.
4. Las Vegas Raiders
One team to keep an eye on could be the Raiders, who have a couple of big-time statement wins so far this season. They have beat both the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, they have dropped some other games and sit at 3-3 following a Week 7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cobb could come in and help add a major punch to the Raiders’ offense. He would fit nicely with Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller. This would be a smart move for the Raiders to make.
3. Green Bay Packers
Let’s just go ahead and throw Aaron Rodgers and Cobb’s former team into the equation. Fans and media members in Green Bay are calling for the Packers to make a trade for a wide receiver. Randall Cobb would be welcomed back with open arms.
Matt LaFleur is missing a dangerous slot wide receiver in his offense. Cobb could be that guy if the Texans aren’t asking for too much in return. Not to mention, he is good friends with Rodgers, which never hurts anything.
2. Cleveland Browns
With the news that Odell Beckham Jr. likely suffered a serious leg injury in Week 7, the Browns could be in the market for a wide receiver. Jarvis Landry is the clear-cut No. 1 target and Austin Hooper will have a bigger role. Cobb could be a nice role player in Cleveland.
Baker Mayfield has had major issues with consistency over the last couple of years. Losing a weapon like Beckham would make things even more difficult. Cobb wouldn’t replace the talent that Beckham brings to the field, but his production would be solid for the Browns.
1. Chicago Bears
Finally, the most intriguing and possibly best landing spot for Randall Cobb would be the Bears. Nick Foles and company could use another consistent weapon alongside Allen Robinson. Cobb has terrorized the Bears throughout his career and they would love to have him on their side.
Chicago is currently 5-1 with a matchup against the Los Angeles Rams coming on Monday night. If they want to make a trade deadline splash, acquiring Cobb from the Texans could be the perfect move to make.